National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City

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#1 of 198 in Museums in Missouri
Must see · Military Museum · History Museum
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National WWI Museum and Memorial explores the Great War in detail, from its origins to its legacy. Enter the modern facility across a glass bridge above a field of 9,000 red poppies. Each flower represents 1,000 World War I combatant deaths. Inside the museum, you can watch short documentaries about the war, study period artifacts, interact with multimedia displays, and explore replicas of trenches. The on-site cafe is decorated with World War I-themed furnishings and plays music of the era. A trip up the Liberty Memorial Tower is included in the ticket price. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Kansas City holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the National WWI Museum and Memorial and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We went to visit the Museum and were stunned at all the info displayed. The film was great as well! Definitely will return! 
    We went to visit the Museum and were stunned at all the info displayed. The film was great as well! Definitely will return!  more »
  • On a recent visit to the KC, MO area, I & a friend (both senior women) experienced a profound 2-hour "emotional journey" both visually & verbally" of the atrocities of the GREAT WAR!! Brilliant... 
    On a recent visit to the KC, MO area, I & a friend (both senior women) experienced a profound 2-hour "emotional journey" both visually & verbally" of the atrocities of the GREAT WAR!! Brilliant...  more »
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  • This is a large museum with wonderful architecture. The rooms are easy to get lost in, in the fun, adventurous way. The Reflection rooms have a wonderful atmosphere— a soundproof box to let yourself by fully immersed in the music and the stories told. Enjoy a presentation into the mind of the soldiers on the battle fronts, as you look down to see them trek onward. Full of real relics of the time, it could make a great school trip or scavenger hunt. A wonderful place, worth visiting whether you live in Kansas City, or are passing through to elsewhere.
  • Exceptionally well done exhibits. We were there for two hours which gave us a great overview of this brutal conflict. Good mix of historical objects, short videos, and well crafted exhibits. The audio tour is very well done and certainly worth the extra $5. I feel this is one of the best museums in the nation.

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